Apple iPad Emails Receivied By Craigslist Sellers

I received the following message twice in response to a Craigslist ad I have listed. Hiya <my email address>! Are you a real person? I hope so because you have been selected as a tester for iPad 2 in whatever color of your choice! You are most likely wondering if this is a scheme and the answer is NO! However, in exchange, I would value beneficial criticism from you after using it for a while. Go ahead and enter your email below within 24 hours to verify you are real…

Craigslist Scam Exposed: Bank Certified Check

Here’s another Craiglist scam, this time from John Bruce with the email address johnbruce02@edencomputech.org. This person did not email me first to ask if the item is available, instead just sent this message (see below). Okay good am happy you still have it and am sorry for getting back to you late am out of  town for some weeks.i will want you to know i am ready to purchase and mail the payment to you asap because i am getting it for a cousin of mine as a gift and it…

Selling Tips For Being Safe On Craigslist

In the past, I have shared email examples I have received from scammers phishing for personal information. If you do not understand what phishing is, here is the definition from Wikipedia: Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail spoofing or instant messaging,and…

Craigslist Scam: I’m Speech Disabled

I wanted to share yet another scam email I received regarding an item I had posted for sale on Craigslist. The following came from a person named Neil Nick, email address: neilnick234@gmail.com. I have copied and pasted the message below. Hello, do you still have this? When can I come check it out? Shoot me an email back as soon as possible pls I’m speech disabled though, remember to leave your name and email address when you email back. PS: – You can just reply this email, I’m always with…

Craigslist Scam: I’ll Pay You More For Your Item, Just Give Me Your Personal Info

Below is a message I received this weekend from a scammer on Craigslist. I have copied it word for word, without any edits. Funny thing is, I cannot tell you how many times I have received this from various hotmail, gmail and yahoo email addresses. The first message is “Hello, is this still available for sale” or something similar to make you respond back. When you do respond back with “yes” NEVER use your name, address and phone number. The spammer then responds with a message similar to the one…

My Love Hate Relationship With Craigslist – Scammers

I have had great success with Craigslist, but have also had a lot of headaches with it. I cannot tell you how many emails I receive asking “is this item still available” and I instantly assume it’s a scammer trying to phish for personal information. I do entertain those emails since I have an anonymous email account set up (if they do not ask to trade for something else) just to see where the messages go. Thankfully, I do not ignore them because I cannot tell you how many times…

Craigslist Military PayPal Scam

One of the many reasons I hate selling items on Craigslist is because of spam emails I receive. Some lessons I have learned is: Do not respond to anyone asking questions that are clearly answered in your sale description. If a prospective buyer emails asking “are you the seller”, then junk it immediately. The scammer is trying to obtain personal information from you. Use an email account that does not contain your name or any personal details. Accept cash only and deal locally, no exceptions! If someone offers to wire…

5 Ways To Make Make Money Online

We have all received emails about how to make thousands of dollars on the Internet. Let’s face it, we’d all be rich if these scams were true. As a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM), I have researched legitimate at-home income potentials and here is my list of 5 ways to bring in extra income via the Internet: eBay: If you have unwanted clutter lying around your home, why not post it on eBay to make some extra cash? This avenue can bring in some serious money depending on the items…